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Dashboard with more than three columns


From the default layouts, maximum number of columns I can find is three.

Is it possible to build a layout or dashboard with more than three columns ?

I have a requirement to build Jira dashboard with 7 columns.




2 answers

Hi @Jason Davis ,

AFAIK only 3 are possible... But to be honest I cannot imagine having dashboard with 7 columns... 

Would you please share us more about your use case, what you are trying to achieve?

Is it possible that you mean board instead of dashboard? These are two different things...

Thank you.

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Hi @Jason Davis ,

There was a request to add more columns to dashboards:

, which is closed now, but the latest comment (from 2010) indicated:

"In JIRA 4.0 (released October 2009), we have done a complete dashboards rewrite based on Opensocial gadget technology.

Currently, you can select a dashboard layout which allows you to have up to three columns.

At this stage we have no plans to further allow additional columns.

Thanks for the interest. I'll close off this issue for now."

It doesn't seem like you'll be able to add 7 columns.

@Carlos Garcia Navarro 

Thank you for the details.

What could be the reason for restricting the number of columns to three. I am bit curious.



Daniel Ebers Community Leader Feb 14, 2021

Mostly in software business these consideration come out of design question, in this situation probably also performance could be raise into into an issue.
More columns = more gadgets, more gadgets = more load, slower loading dashboards mean unhappy users.
This is just a theory, this would have to be drilled down what the specific decision was back in the time (impossible to gather if you ask me).

I suspect it's simple design for humans - most of us don't handle huge walls of information too well, especially on smaller screens.  Three columns is probably the limit before the display becomes too cramped and fussy.

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@Hana Kučerová/ @Carlos Garcia Navarro / @Daniel Ebers @ @Nic Brough _Adaptavist_ 

Thank you all for your replies.

Here is the use case.

Senior manager in my organization is managing seven projects.

He likes to see a seven pie charts for seven projects showing number of resolved Vs unresolved issues. He likes to see seven pie charts in once glance, without scrolling up and down.

This is the reason, I was looking for a dashboard with seven columns. Is there way to achieve this, without listing rich filters one below the other ?



Hi @Jason Davis ,

As a suggestion, would it work to export the gadgets to a external website where you may be able to set up the layout that you need?  I haven't tried it myself but this is some documentation on how to accomplish this:

And more specifically to export to iGoogle and other external websites:

I hope it helps,

Hi @Carlos Garcia Navarro 


Yes.  This is the option, that I am exploring now. But it would have been nicer, if Jira supports adding multiple columns in a dashboard.



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